Shamawd Chambers

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Shamawd Chambers
Free agent
Born: (1989-03-10) March 10, 1989 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) WR
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
University Wilfrid Laurier
High school Markham
CFL draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
20122015 Edmonton Eskimos
2016 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2017 Edmonton Eskimos
20172019 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Shamawd Chambers
Medal record
Men’s American football
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
World Championship
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Austria Team Competition

Shamawd Chambers (born March 10, 1989) is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). After the 2011 CIS season, he was ranked as the third best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2012 CFL Draft and second by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. [1] At the 2012 CFL Evaluation Camp, Chambers ran the fastest 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.42. [2] He was selected sixth overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2012 CFL Draft.

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Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Chambers received an invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles free-agent tryouts. The tryout took place over the May 12, 2012 weekend and lasted for 3 days. Chambers did not receive an invitation to the Eagles mini-camp. [3]

Edmonton Eskimos

Shamawd Chambers was selected 6th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos of Canadian Football League. [4] He signed on June 3, 2012. Chambers finished the 2012 CFL season with 390 yards and 2 touchdowns. Despite the low season totals, Chambers had at least one reception in 14 of the 16 games that he dressed in. His efforts also earned him the Esks’ Most Outstanding Rookie award. After a slow start to the 2013 CFL season Chambers finished with numbers that improved over his rookie season, winning Esks' Most Outstanding Canadian. He amassed 465 receiving yards on 42 catches, 4 of which were touchdowns. Chambers played in the first 10 games of the 2014 CFL season before injuring his knee, which would cause him to miss the remainder of the season. [5] He finished the season with 30 receptions for 366 yards and a single touchdown reception. In 2015, he won the Dick Suderman Trophy for the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian in a 26–20 Eskimos win.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Chambers signed as a free agent with Saskatchewan on February 9, 2016. Chambers played in 14 games for the Riders in 2016, catching 25 passes for 269 yards with 1 touchdown. On January 27, 2017, about two weeks before becoming a free agent, Chambers was released by the Riders along with three of his teammates. [6]

Edmonton Eskimos (II)

On February 9, 2017, Chambers signed with the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL), returning to the team where he spent the first four seasons of his career. [7]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On September 17, 2017, Chambers was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for two late-round draft picks. [8] Chambers played in seven games for the Ti-Cats in 2017, catching 28 passes for 279 yards. On June 1, 2018 it was announced that Chambers would miss the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL. [9] Approximately one year later, on June 4, 2019, he was cut by the team after the teams first preseason game. [10]

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References

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  3. https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=394686 Eagles tryouts
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. O'Leary, Chirs (September 25, 2014). "Edmonton Eskimos lose Shamawd Chambers to knee injury". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  6. "Riders cut four headed to free agency including Gale, Chambers". CFL.ca. 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  7. "Back in the Fold: Esks re-sign Shamawd Chambers". CFL.ca. 2017-02-09. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  8. "Ticats acquire Chambers from Eskimos". CFL.ca. 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  9. "Report: Chambers out for year after torn ACL". CFL.ca. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  10. "Ticats release veteran national WR Shamawd Chambers". CFL.ca. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-06-05.